MADRID, 9 Jul. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –
Professor Eduardo Díaz-Rubio has been elected new president of the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain (RANME) for the period 2020/2024, thus becoming the ninth president of the corporation, created in 1734.
Due to his new status as RANME president, Díaz-Rubio, who replaces Poch Broto, also happens to be the president of the RANME Foundation. The professor has shown the support and trust of the academic body in his appointment as president, which generates great responsibility.
During this new stage, the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain will continue promoting the Dictionary of Medical Terms (DTM), published in 2011 and under permanent revision, and will culminate the Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Medical Terms (DPTM), currently in production and developed in collaboration with twelve Latin American Medicine Academies and led by RANME.
The DPTM will collect the different linguistic versions of the medical expression and vocabulary of more than a million Spanish-speaking medical and health professionals. Also the Library of the Royal Academy will continue to be one of the pillars of the Institution. With more than 100,000 volumes, it is unique in collections from the 18th / 19th centuries, with all the works it hoards currently being digitized.
Likewise, the momentum of the magazine ‘Anales RANM’, the scientific dissemination body of the Royal Academy, will continue. These are joined by other initiatives such as the Museum of Medicine, the Image Bank of Spanish Medicine, as well as the preparation of reports to the Government of the Nation as its advisory / consulting body, which is its RANME or issuance of expert reports to the Ministry of Justice, which will continue to be part of the daily life of the corporation.